Arizona 5 Day Notice to Quit

Last Updated: August 29, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Arizona 5 Day Notice to Quit is a legal eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for nonpayment of rent. This notice is provided to the tenant to pay the balance due or vacate the premises within five (5) calendar days.

When to Use an Arizona 5 Day Notice to Quit

Use a 5-Day Notice to Quit to begin the eviction process in Arizona if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.

The nonpayment of rent notice shall accompany a Residential Eviction Information Sheet (REIS) or it must be served with the summons and complaint. The REIS is included with the 5 Day Notice to Quit template.

If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant falsified information on the rental application such as: number of occupants, pets, income, social security number or employment.
  • 5 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant committed a health or safety violation such as: not keeping the premises in a clean, safe or sanitary manner, deliberately or negligently destroying any part of the premises, disturbing the peace and enjoyment of other persons or not properly disposing of trash or waste.
  • 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance – If the tenant repeated a second lease violation of the same or similar nature during the lease term.
  • 10 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant falsified criminal record history, eviction history or current criminal record on the rental application.
  • Immediate Notice to Vacate – If the tenant engaged in or promoted prostitution, committed homicide, used or discharged a firearm or other deadly weapon, is involved in criminal street gang activity, committed serious property damage, threatened other persons on the premises, committed acts that constitute a nuisance or physically assaulted another person on the premises.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write an Arizona 5 Day Notice to Quit

The Five (5) Day Notice to Quit form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Include the notice date, which is the date the notice is served;
  4. Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
  5. Fill in late fees or any other charges owed;
  6. Include the total balance due;
  7. Enter the date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
  8. Landlord dates and signs notice;
  9. Landlord prints their name with full address and phone number.

How to Serve an Arizona 5 Day Notice to Quit

A landlord can deliver notices in Arizona using either of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add five (5) additional calendar days to the notice period or the number of days until the notice is received by the Tenant, whichever occurs first , as required by law.